Hi - I recently upgraded from SuSE10.1 to SuSE10.3 and am now experiencing intermittent freezes/lockups with the KDE 3.5.7 "release 72.9" desktop and kicker. Immediately after booting up, I will get a freeze that lasts several minutes and watching the boot up messages my best guess is that kdm is where this initial freeze takes place.

After a few minutes the desktop will finally come alive insofar as I can usually interact with any open Konsoles for a few minutes before another freeze takes place. Doing things like clicking on the SuSE main menu button in the kicker bar will also immediately cause a freeze. After a few hours the system does become more responsive and the freezes occur less often but still do take place.

I have looked at both top and vmstat and do not see any unusual swap activity taking place. I have stopped all runlevel services including xinetd that I could safely do without killing X or the XDM service with no effect on this problem. I also attempted to shut down all the KDE services, but one of them - KDED Media Manager would not allow me to turn it off and if I attempted to do so it immediately would lock up the desktop and freeze on me for quite a long time, upwards of 10 minutes... Unchecking all these services and rebooting did not help and I would find that the KDED Media Manager would be running regardless, so something about the KDE Services model does not seem to be working right either..

I am not a linux guru, but some related threads/comments found here and elsewhere on the internet suggest I look at my .xsession-errors file which is pretty much unintelligible to me but looks like it might be trying to tell me something is wrong... Lets see... I don't see how to attach a file to this posting so I will simply cut and paste it here, maybe someone can decipher it for me.. sorry for the length of this...

Sure appreciate any help offered, this is pretty annoying and slows me down a lot...

Marc... (my .xsession-errors file follows...)


marc@BigBang:~> cat .xsession-errors
/etc/X11/xim: Checking whether an input method should be started.
/etc/X11/xim: user environment variable LANG=en_US.UTF-8
sourcing /etc/sysconfig/language to get the value of INPUT_METHOD
INPUT_METHOD is not set or empty (no user selected input method).
Trying to start a default input method for the locale en_US.UTF-8 ...
There is no default input method for the current locale.
startkde: Starting up...
kbuildsycoca running...
KMenuBase::setProperty( "frameShadow", value ) failed: property invalid, read-only or does not exist
KMenuBase::setProperty( "frameShape", value ) failed: property invalid, read-only or does not exist
QObject::connect: No such signal Kicker::settingsChanged(SettingsCategory)
QObject::connect: (sender name: 'kicker')
QObject::connect: (receiver name: 'animtt')
sh: jackd: command not found
akode: Guessed format: xiph
KNotify::playTimeout
KNotify::playTimeout
KNotify::playTimeout
KNotify::playTimeout
KNotify::playTimeout
KNotify::playTimeout
KNotify::playTimeout
KNotify::playTimeout
X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
Major opcode: 20
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x1400008
X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
Major opcode: 20
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x1400008
X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
Major opcode: 19
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x1400008
X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
Major opcode: 19
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x14000e4
X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
Major opcode: 19
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x3800054
X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
Major opcode: 19
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x3800054
X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
Major opcode: 19
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x3a00054
X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
Major opcode: 19
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x3a00054